Ladies do I have a story for you! When I first began sharing my doll stories, I rarely, if ever, found any really cool dolly related items. Now it seems each week I find at least 3 dolls to share. True, they usually need help, but that is what I am doing. Learning how to at least restore a doll to playable condition. I am lucky in that I have a Beloved that not only tolerates my hobby, but actively encourages me in it!
Here we go.
So yesterday I went to my friend’s shop. As usual I ran into Salvation Army on my way.
Where I found this. Yep, I now own a pink Barbie Corvette convertible. It is remote controlled but there was no remote, so I have no control!
Total price? $2.41!
Then I went to Elizabeth’s. She had this waiting.
A newer Barbie trunk. Inside were 9 dolls!
Here they are.
I am not going to do a big post on them tonight. This is just a run down of what I got this weekend.
Why? Well because I answered a facebook ad.
This is what I got!
I have not truly begun sorting yet. There are at least 50 dolls. All in nearly new condition. Of course, as with most dolls I get, some need hair help. None of these are in major distress and all are clean! Plus… there are NO neekid ones!
So far I know there are at least 11 mermaids! There are Bratz, MH, EAH and some I don’t recognize. I think there are even some my scene dolls. Plus guy dolls! Aladdin and one of the Prince Charmings. I think Ella’s.
I am going to sort and take pictures. There are many Disney princesses. So I will sort what I already have, and weed out the imperfect ones, replacing them with these!
Plus, several Chelsea’s. (Used to be Kelly, Barbie’s 5 yo sister.)
OK, besides the dolls, there are 3 horses.
2 Baggies stuffed with shoes.
A baggie stuffed with clothes.
Does this piece look familiar? I will show the answer tomorrow.
2 Mermaid costumes!
A baggie stuffed with accessories!
Plus the first yard sale I hit this morning had this.
A box of Barbie house furniture! Being wicker, I think it will go in the weekend house. I am also thinking of painting it all white.
Until I paint it I will set it up like this. I have foam and other things to make mattresses. This house is now ready for the weekend!
There were 2 real wood pieces too, which I will paint and put in the big house.
Plus this, a jar of Barbie goodies!
All together a big Barbie day!
What should I post about first?
Just to give you a taste of the dolls to come…
Let me know in the comments!
Now I want to correct an impression I left last night. While the Raquelle doll is not my favorite, she gets high marks for being playable. I like her suit, that was what attracted me to her. I notice the fashionista dolls are all made like her. Very hard, though on most their heads move more and easily. I just miss the move-ability of the older dolls.